VESA NET? An idea for a BIOS extension. A protocol for total removal of the video card from the server. The VESA frame buffer becomes virtual, and routed out only UDP to the default broadcast address. A listener on the network presents MAC address (maybe translated), say 256 screens (8 by 8), so that any maybe routed and zoomed full screen. Along with an SSH ability on the “KVM” box, the default console can be seen of a whole server array. The main purpose being to remove the graphics card from servers. Allowing an SSH via MAC address in the BIOS would seem convenient, but does have massive security issues, being inbound traffic. The printing of a key finger print on the default console assists in the concept of possible login for inbound traffic, and install of the virtual keyboard, and perhaps mouse for more socket removal on the server. Not a full spec, just a concept. The configuration of the VESA receiver to proxy important or even public screens of interest as a web forward, by maybe even including a virtual floppy disk in manor similar to the PROC fs, would also fit in the space available in a modern BIOS flash.

Author: Jacko

Technical. Well is mass information conservation the reason for dark energy via uncertain geometry and photon exchange? Is dark matter conservation of acceleration with a gradient field heavy graviton? Does the KODEK work yet?